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Water Supplies

Volume 127: debated on Friday 12 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list all public water supply zones in the Yorkshire and Southern water authority regions which failed on bacteriological criteria in the years 1985–87, in particular those which exhibited coliform contamination in distributed water samples on more than five per cent. of occasions.

No public water supplies in the Southern water authority area failed to meet the bacteriological standards set in the EC drinking water directive in the years 1985–87. In the Yorkshire water authoriy area the following supplies marginally failed at some time in 1985–87, but almost half of these now comply and the remainder will do so shortly.

Supply area

  • Calverley Service Reservoir
  • Garforth Service Reservoir
  • Tinshill Service Reservoir
  • Sowden Beck Spring
  • West Burton Spring
  • Sicklinghall Service Reservoir
  • Burnshall Spring
  • Crumma Spring
  • Carr Bottom Treatment Works
  • Panorama Treatment Works
  • Blackmoorfoot North Treatment Works
  • Blackmoorfoot South Treatment Works
  • Austwick Spring
  • Blackhill Service Reservoir
  • Kirkburton Service Reservoir
  • Ingbirchworth Treatment Works Royd Moor
  • Cranworth Service Reservoir
  • Kimberworth No. 1 Service Reservoir
  • Moonshine Service Reservoir
  • Sandtoft Service Reservoir
  • Stannington Service Reservoir
  • Wadsley Service Reservoir
  • Wickersley Service Reservoir
  • Jaw Hill Treatment Works
  • Gypsey Lane Service Reservoir
  • Hazelwood Service Reservoir
  • John O'Gaunts Service Reservoir
  • Middleton Service Reservoir
  • Moortown East Service Reservoir
  • Park Hill (2) Service Reservoir
  • Tinshill (3) Service Reservoir
  • Stalling Busk Spring
  • Countersett Spring
  • Norwood Treatment Works
  • Fossdale Spring
  • Marsett Spring
  • Gayle Spring
  • Middlesmoor Spring
  • Lofthouse Spring
  • Caperby Spring
  • Cranehow Bottom Spring
  • Ellingstring Spring
  • Newbiggin Spring
  • Feldom Spring
  • Cockmoor Service Reservoir
  • North Coates Road Service Reservoir
  • Dunnington Service Reservoir
  • Kexmoor Service Reservoir
  • Green Hammerton Service Reservoir
  • Gallogate Service Reservoir
  • Osmotherley Service Reservoir
  • Bentham High Level Spring
  • Bentham Low Level Spring
  • Blackhouse Spring
  • Chapel Le Dale Spring
  • Grassington Spring
  • Hawkswick Spring
  • Ingleton Low Level Spring
  • Lancliffe Spring
  • Baw Head Spring
  • Oughtershaw Spring
  • Moor Lane—Menston Service Reservoir
  • Clough Head—Goldear Service Reservoir
  • Cowersley Service Reservoir
  • Gledhill Service Reservoir
  • Star Inn Service Reservoir

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will estimate the proportion of private water supplies in the United Kingdom which fail the provisions of the European Community directive relating to the quality of water intended for human consumption; and whether the Government have requested the European Commission to exempt all private supplies from the provisions of the directive.

Local authorities are responsible for ascertaining the quality of private water supplies and information on the proportion which fail the provisions of the EC drinking water directive is not held centrally. The Government are discussing with the European Commission a suitable time scale for the application to private supplies of the lead and microbiological parameters of the directive.